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Tuesday, August 6, 2019
Seeking Big Gifts: Steps to Build Your Major Gifts Program »
By Angela E. White, CFRE Senior Consultant and CEO of Johnson, Grossnickle and Associates . Building a systemat...
Wednesday, July 31, 2019
Why Aren’t We Getting Grants from National Foundations? »
By Lauren Steiner, JD President and Founder at Grants Plus . Nonprofit fund development directors may get this...
Monday, July 15, 2019
Using Technology to Support the Human Side of Fundraising »
By Aly Sterling, founder and president of Aly Sterling Philanthropy There is no doubt that technology has th...
Tuesday, July 9, 2019
A Fundraising “High Five:” Graham-Pelton’s Top Five Takeaways from the Giving USA 2019 Report »
By Graham-Pelton . Generous citizens contributed $427.71 billion in 2018. If every dollar given charitably in...
Friday, July 5, 2019
Donor Advised Funds and Donor Research: How They Can Work Together »
By Liz Corney Content Marketing Manager at iWave . What is a Donor Advised Fund? Donor advised funds are now...
Tuesday, July 2, 2019
Beyond People and Place - to Purpose: Engaging Aspirational and Transformational Donors »
By Richard Tollefson, Founder and President The Phoenix Philanthropy Group and Michal Tyra, Director of...
Thursday, May 16, 2019
Giving Large, Giving Young and Giving to Solve Problems Donors Know First-Hand »
By James M. Brasher III Founding Principal of Development Counsel . Like all of you, I read the daily digest...
Monday, May 6, 2019
Set Your Nonprofit Up for Success: 7 Data Management Musts »
By Joe Klimek CEO of SofTrek , developer of ClearView CRM fundraising software. Data management is the crux o...
Monday, April 15, 2019
Ensuring Sustainability with Diverse Revenue Streams »
By Rachel Hutchisson Chair of The Giving Institute Vice President of Corporate Citizenship & Philanthropy, Blac...
Monday, April 8, 2019
The Role of Social Norms »
By Kelsey Crouch-Dodson, Project Manager Bentz Whaley Flessner The newest report from the Women’s Philanthr...
Monday, April 8, 2019
3 Concrete Strategies to Address The Donor Retention Crisis »
By Jeff Gordy, President Neon One If you’ve been reading the news as of late regarding charitable giving,...
Tuesday, April 2, 2019
Fundraising is a Profession and Like Other Professions – Coaching Should be Considered »
By Senior Consultant Dr. Jason Ketter AskRIGHT.com In the movie Rocky , Burgess Meredith plays Mickey—Rock...
Monday, March 18, 2019
Can Strategic Planning Lead to a Major Gift? Yes! »
By Ann J. Shackelford, Senior Consultant Arthur Alley and Steve W. Waiksnoris, Senior Consultant Art...
Tuesday, March 12, 2019
How to A/B Test in Fundraising Emails »
By Molly Saks, Senior Marketing Associate, Campbell & Company According to the M+R Benchmarks 2018 Study...
Tuesday, March 12, 2019
What Differentiates a Nonprofit Executive Search? »
By Ron Guisinger, SPHR, Senior Consultant Benefactor Group When a nonprofit hires an independent party to assis...
Wednesday, January 30, 2019   (0 Comments - view/add)
Make Every Day a Campaign Day »
By Aly Sterling, founder and president of Aly Sterling Philanthropy Top 10 reasons why a “campaign mentality” wil...
Wednesday, January 30, 2019
3 Major Stewardship Opportunities You May Be Missing »
Donors often think of their philanthropy as an investment in the future—and they want to see a meaningful return. Developm...
Wednesday, January 23, 2019   (0 Comments - view/add)
5 Ways Small Nonprofits Can Improve Financial Health »
By David H. King, President and CEO, Alexander Haas Nonprofits of all sizes can experience cash shortages, and ma...
Thursday, January 17, 2019
Three Quick Lessons from our Donor Survey on Planned Giving »
By Bill Jacobs, Founder, Analytical Ones Recently, we did a large sample national survey of donors in the United...
Tuesday, December 18, 2018
Wealth Data: 5 Ways to Learn More About Your Prospect’s Capacity to Give »
By Jill McCarville, VP of Marketing, iWave Mo’ money, Mo’ problems major gifts. Some of the most important info...
Wednesday, December 12, 2018   (0 Comments - view/add)
Communicate the Transformative Impact with Social Return on Investment »
  By Richard Tollefson, Founder and Rresident, & Michal Tyra, Director of Client and Community Engagement, T...
Thursday, November 8, 2018
Donor Management: 7 Strategies to Segment Your Lists »
By Joe Klimek , CEO SofTrek, developer of ClearView CRM fundraising software Nonprofit giving has been trendin...
Monday, November 5, 2018
Four Keys to Nonprofit Success »
By Bill Jacobs, Founder & Managing Partner Analytical Ones I’ve recently read Cecile Richard’s new book, M...
Tuesday, September 11, 2018
Next Level Donors: Three Strategies to Inspire Annual Donors to Give More »
By Ryan McCarvill, Content Manager, iWave Congratulations! You secured another $10,000 gift from longtime donor,...
Tuesday, September 11, 2018
How To Use Data To Manage Your Nonprofit »
By DonorPerfect Operate more like a business while staying true to your organization’s mission Some people...
Wednesday, August 22, 2018
Important Considerations for Establishing Major Gift Metrics »
By John T. Keith, J.D., Consultant, Johnson, Grossnickle and Associates Fundraising success is increasingly a vital...
Wednesday, August 1, 2018   (0 Comments - view/add)
4 Reasons to Treat Grant Funders More Like Major Donors »
By  Lauren Steiner , President, Grants Plus   What size grants do private and corporate foundations make to...
Tuesday, July 10, 2018
As Good as It Gives: America’s Philanthropy Today »
Giving USA 2018 Numbers and Beyond By Brenda B Asare , President & CEO, The Alford Group As a member o...
Tuesday, June 26, 2018
Be ready for disaster with an emergency relief campaign »
By Team DonorDrive It’s said you can’t plan for a disaster. But really, you have to. It’s officially hurrican...
Tuesday, June 12, 2018
Jump Start Your Nonprofit Feasibility Study: 5 Strategies »
By Bob Happy , President, Averill Fundraising Solutions   For nonprofits large and small, feasibility studies a...
Wednesday, June 6, 2018
6 Facts to Learn About Your Fundraising Event Attendees »
By Sarah Tedesco , Executive Vice President, DonorSearch Tracking just a handful of useful metrics at your events wi...
Monday, June 4, 2018
Skin in the Game: The Importance of Board Giving »
By  Avrum Lapin , President, The Lapin Group, LLC   When we engage with new clients, we always begin with t...
Wednesday, May 16, 2018
5 Questions Smart Fundraisers Have About Google Ad Grants »
By Mike Nelsen , SEM Manager, TrueSense Marketing   This post originally appeared on Heroic Fundraising...
Wednesday, May 2, 2018
Decoding Donor-Advised Funds: From Data to Practical »
By Keith Curtis, Founder and President,  The Curtis Group Donor-advised funds began in the 1930s, but in rec...
Wednesday, April 25, 2018
Peer-to-Peer Fundraising: 3 Tips to Maximize Your Campaign »
By Abigail Jarvis , Director of Content, Qgiv It’s really no surprise that peer-to-peer fundraising has see...

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